- Was awarded the Padma Shree, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2003.
- Accomplished Nepalese singer; his songs are a favourite among the people even today.
- Wrote for and acted in a superhit Nepali film Saino.
- Was eager to join the Indian Army; had qualified for admission in the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
- Studied acting at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Maharashtra, India.